Quick Facts 2017: Ontario's Public Hospitals
Total number of public hospital corporations (231 hospital sites)
Total number of hospital employees
Total inpatient surgeries performed in 2015/16
Total outpatient surgeries performed in 2015/16
Total number of ER visits in 2015/16
Ambulatory care visits*
*clinic and day/night visits, excludes day/outpatient surgery and ER visits
Compared to the average of all other provinces, the Government of Ontario spends $327 less per person on hospital care. This translates into a “hospital efficiency dividend” that benefits Ontario taxpayers by
$4.5 billion dollars this year alone.
Acute Academic Hospitals
Complex Continuing Care (CCC) and Rehabilitation (Rehab) Hospitals
Mental Health and Addiction Hospitals
Ontario Hospitals are actively collaborating with their community providers to enhance access and improve delivery of services across the province. Many hospitals are closely affiliated or integrated with Family Health Teams, long-term care homes, assisted living and community housing among others.
- In 1838, Kingston General Hospital cared for its first patient making it the oldest public hospital in Canada still in operation.
- Ontario hospitals range in size from under 20 beds to over 1,200 beds.
- Ontario hospitals have a 22-year history of public reporting on the quality of care they provide.
- Ontario’s hospitals care for patients dispersed across a vast geographic area that is larger than the area of France and Germany combined.
- Ontario’s research hospitals invest $1.4 billion in health research annually and are home to 17,500 researchers and research staff.*